June Drought Spotlight Honoree – Erin on Poplar Street
When Erin moved into her house, landscaping was nonexistent. There was nothing but Bermuda grass and a nearly dead tree.
Having dreamed of a turf-less, low-water and low-maintenance front yard for years, Erin used her knowledge as a Master Gardener to make the change. She planted several lavender creeping lantanas, a crape myrtle tree, English lavender plants and more; surrounding all of the plantings with a generous layer of mulch.
Unknown to her at the time, there were crocosmia bulbs in the soil, which came to life with a little water and now provide a nice contrast to the lantana with their orange-red flowers. Bees and butterflies abound. Over the years, iris and other low-water-use plants have been added. Mulch is applied as needed to keep the soil moisture and temperature even.
Congratulations Erin, you are our June Drought Spotlight Honoree!
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